Deaffest is the UK’s leading Deaf-led film and arts festival. It is a dynamic and thriving festival which celebrates and showcases the talents of Deaf filmmakers and artists from all over the world. The 2013 festival will be held at Light House in Wolverhampton from Fri 17 – Sun 19 May.
The Deaffest Film and Arts Gala Awards and the Ben Steiner Film Bursary are held in alternating years. In 2012 the Ben Steiner Film Bursary was awarded at Deaffest. The next Gala Awards are scheduled for Deaffest 2013. The Young Deaffest competition is held every year.
A bit of background info…
The festival is managed by a steering group including representatives from Zebra Uno and Light House.
Zebra Uno have successfully delivered media training for Deaf people in the UK and provided Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language Training to businesses for the past 4 years. Zebra Uno directors Nikki Stratton and Marilyn Bueno Del Carpio have industry experience, Nikki presenting Channel 4’s Vee TV programme and Marilyn as BSL Consultant for the programme.
Light House is a media centre specialising in film, video, photography and creative media with a programme of film screenings and festivals, media training, video and multimedia production, enterprise development, photographic exhibition, education, media projects and events.